Associate Pastor


First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay, a smaller mid-sized congregation of approximately 150 in a community of 10,000 in Door County, Wisconsin, seeks the right person to join our church as associate pastor. Initially, he will work with many and various family ministries. This pastor will have a sincere and passionate interest in such ministries and will work directly with children and youth as well as develop and oversee ministry teams composed of gifted and committed laypersons, whom he will train and equip to carry out ministries in church and community.

This pastor appreciates working cooperatively with a senior pastor and understands the value and necessity of a supportive and complementary relationship with both the senior pastor and other church leaders. Further, he regards service with First Baptist Church as a ministerial destination and not merely as a stop on a ministerial journey.

Along with many and various pastoral responsibilities, the Associate Pastor will give attention to a variety of “family ministries”. It is expected that the Associate Pastor will develop and lead ministers from within the congregation to use their gifts, talents, and energy to carry out the ministries.
These ministries may include, and are not limited to:
Nursery and Children’s Church
Youth Groups
Vacation Bible School
Sunday School and Children’s Club Programs
Children’s and/or Youth Musical/Drama Programs
Mission Teams/Outreach Opportunities
Family Christian Education Opportunities

The Pastor will engage in many other pastoral responsibilities, including regular teaching in a variety of settings and preaching on Sunday at least six times per year, and probably more.

The Pastor must be willing to consider a long-term commitment to First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay.

To enable maximum use of personal gifts and abilities for the good of the body of believers and to the glory of God, First Baptist Church will seek to meet the financial needs and obligations of the Pastor with a fair and reasonable salary and benefits package. The compensation package will give consideration not only to salary and housing allowance, but also health insurance, retirement, time off (including vacation), and personal growth and development. In addition, the church shall provide proper reimbursement for ministerial expenses, including mileage and personal professional expenses.

Persons with an interest in the position should complete an application packet; the application form is available online at FBC’s website:

For more information, feel free to contact
Pastor Cory Dahl
First Baptist Church
610 N. 5TH Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

e-mail [email protected]

Handout: Ministry Position Description Associate Pastor (revised) — September 2023.pdf